Teaching for Acquisition  

Elicia Cárdenas, Director of Training for the Comprehensible Classroom (the Somos Curriculum), will lead a one-day workshop for World Language teachers on language acquisition. 
The transition away from teaching language courses based on a traditional grammar syllabus requires a shift in thinking as well as a shift in instruction. In this workshop, attendees will consider both the theoretical basis for Proficiency Oriented, Comprehension Based™ teaching and its practical application. Attendees will explore these concepts through interactive demonstrations.  
    *Brief introduction of language acquisition theory and how it relates to comprehension based instruction. 
    *Demonstrations of input focused strategies at beginning levels, experienced as a student.
    *Debriefing to unpack what teacher skills are necessary for a comprehension based class at all levels. 
    *Examining how to scaffold activities into a unit plan and set reasonable expectations for student learning.

ESU 10 Kearney NE - Conference Rooms E & F - South Wing
March 30, 2023      9:00 AM       3:30 PM  
World Language teachers
No, this section can NOT be taken via distance learning.
Yes, lunch is provided.
No, student support is NOT enabled for this section.
No, this section can NOT be taken for college credit.
Title IIA or Title IV consortium schools are eligible for $125 sub reimbursement for each qualifying teacher.